Urban historic sacred places in transition

Partners for sacred places

Authored by: Rachel Hildebrandt , Chad Martin

The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Cities

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367367121
eBook ISBN: 9780429351181
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429351181-22

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Abstract

Congregations throughout the United States are in transition. Many Mainline Protestant congregations can no longer sustain aging, purpose-built buildings while also living out mission and vision; as a result, they are selling their buildings. Further, rising real estate values in American cities have catalyzed the movement of congregations out of the communities they have historically served and once reflected. 

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